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Contact Selena at the office (360) 353-9400 to get some of your questions answered and find out about the process and how we can make that happen!
SIMBANG GABI 9-DAY NOVENA MASS
Please come and join us at St Mary at 6:00am MASS for nine consecutive days,
starting December 16th and ends on December 24th.
Mark Your Calendars!
Christmas Day Mass 9 am
at St Anne.
Brunch Following in Hall
RSVP Diann Mize 360-658-0181
If you are interested in contributing to our
poinsettia and Christmas Tree fund at St Anne,
please contact Joan Topash
An Advent Prayer
God of light and hope, look upon us in love and fill us with the Spirit of Jesus that we may Love You and serve You in Your kingdom.
Protect us during this season and keep us watchful in prayer as we await the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who is the light of the world, and Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
12/12/18 Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
ENTRUSTED TO THE POPE’S WORLDWIDE PRAYER NETWORK
CONFIADAS A SU RED MUNDIAL DE ORACION
Los invitamos a la Novena de La Virgen del 3 al 11 de diciembre a las 7pm.
En las puertas de la Iglesia hay mas información del Programa del día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.
Let’s pretend it took the Magi four weeks to journey to Bethlehem. That means that we are beginning ...
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Fr. Peter’s puts his weekly homilies on his YouTube channel: padremactutis.
Supongamos que a los Reyes Magos viajaron por cuatro semanas a Belén. Eso significa que nosotros estamos comenzando ...
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We can trace the origins of the Advent wreath back to pagan tradition. Pre-Christian Germanic people lit candles and placed them in wreaths during the darkest days of winter as a sign of hope for the light that would come with Spring time. Throughout history, the use of the wreath was adopted by Christians (probably during the Middle Ages) as a way to prepare for the light Christ brings during the Christmas season.
The Advent wreath is wrapped in rich symbolism. The wreath itself is shaped in a circle, a reminder of the eternal existence of God. The evergreen branches that circle many wreathes remind us that we look forward to an eternal life with Christ. Holly leaves, which have a distinct pointed look, remind us of the crown of thorns from Christ’s passion. Red berries bring to mind the blood of Christ.
According to tradition, the Advent candles themselves also have a variety of meanings. Some traditions hold that there are four candles to represent the 4,000 years between the time of Adam and Eve and the birth of Jesus. Another tradition states that the first candle reminds us of the message of the patriarchs, the second calls to mind the prophets, the third symbolizes the call of John the Baptist, and the fourth represents Mary’s role in Salvation history.
The colors also hold special meaning. The purple colored candles remind us that Advent is a time of sacrifice and preparation. The pink candle is lit on the third week in Advent to remind us of the joy Christ brings when He returns. Did you know that each candle has a special meaning, too? Each week, the different Advent candles bring to mind certain virtues that can aid us in our journey to the manger. Here are the four meanings behind each candle in the wreath! Hope, Faith, Joy and Peace!
Written by Chloe Langr https://epicpew.com/author/cmooradian/
How do we Evangelize?
We evangelize by equipping our parish to walk with people through the entire path of discipleship.
The center: A personal connection to Christ!
You cannot give what you do not have. All evangelization is always the overflow of our personal connection to Christ. “The primary reason for evangelizing is the love of Jesus which we have received….What kind of love would not feel the need to speak of the beloved, point Him out, make Him known?” - Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 264
The Driver: Person to person accompaniment.
The Church will have to initiate everyone - priests, religious and laity - into this ‘art of accompaniment’ which teaches us to remove our sandals before the sacred ground of the other.(Evangelii Gaudium,169) The church has many names for what Pope Francis called “accompaniment” - apprenticeship, mentoring, sponsorship. Regardless of the vocabulary that we use, Person to person accompaniment is at the heart of evangelization. “The parish must provide formed disciples who can accompany those who are returning to the Church and guide them throughout their journey. Apprenticeship links an experienced Christian believer or mentor with one who seeks a deeper relationship with Christ and the Church.” (National Directory of Catechesis) Person to person accompaniment is the most universal way to evangelize people, people evangelize people. Evangelization is always incarnational in nature.
“ At this Chrstmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern.”
St. Teresa of Calcutta
Advent is a word with Latin roots.
It means "approach" or "coming." But what is Advent, really?
Advent is the beginning of the new liturgical year for the Roman Catholic Church.
On the first Sunday of Advent, which begins on December 1st this year, the Church celebrates its own kind of New Year's Day.
Advent begins each year on the Sunday closest to November 30th, which is the feast day of Saint Andrew the Apostle.
Sometimes people mistakenly think that Advent is part of the Christmas celebration. But actually, Advent is a time of preparation all its own.
Christmas doesn't actually begin until the first Mass is celebrated on Christmas Eve, and then we enter the beautiful season of Christmas and Christmastide.
Advent is given to us as a time to prepare our souls for the coming of the Lord. This season is very similar to Lent, so its nickname is the "Little Lent."
In our current culture, we are tempted to skip over the penitential aspects of Advent and focus on the joy of Christmas. This is a great tragedy.
Focusing on the joy alone denies a crucially important truth: that the Christ Child is Our Lord and Savior, Who will suffer and die for our salvation.
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For Sacristans Schedule October to December 2019, please click HERE
St Vincent De Paul meets every second Monday of the month, in room 1B at 6:30 p.m, and every forth Sunday at 9AM. Everyone is welcomed!
St Vincent De Paul se reune cada segundo Lunes de cada mes en el salon 1B a las 6:30 p.m. y los cuartos domingos a las 9AM. Todos son bienvenidos!